NEWNC Supports Zoning Request for 88 Prince Street

By Phil Orlandella

Due to Columbus Day holiday, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) held its monthly meeting a week early on Monday, October 5 in the Nazzaro Community Center.

Only one voting item was on the agenda, a request by John Collins to change the zoning of his condominium (Unit 1), 88 Prince Street from commercial space to residential. NEWNC voted 10-0 to support Collins’ request.

President Philip Frattaroli reminded (NEWNC) members and residents the community-elected organization will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with an event at Filippo’s Ristorante on Friday, November 6 from 6-8pm. Former Mayor Ray Flynn, who started city-wide Neighborhood Councils, will be in attendance.

Jordan Smith, Urban Agriculture Association for the Mayor’s Office of Food Initiative updated NEWRA on the status of the community compost program (Project Oscar) that started in the Polcari Playground about a year ago as a pilot program.

She noted that the program went so well that it was continued through the winter and has been extended indefinitely, with drop-off availability 24-7. So far there have been no problems with spills or rodents she claimed.

Apparently, the city is looking into accommodating local restaurants.

Athena Lanes of the City of Boston Creates spoke about the program and what it will mean to the communities.

She also asked (NEWNC) members and other residents to complete a survey expressing their thoughts on what kind of programs and opportunities are needed to fully realize Boston’s creative potential in the world of arts.

            The next NEWNC monthly meeting will be held on Monday, November 9 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center.

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